Resist
A perfect tool for young readers as they grow into the leaders of tomorrow, Veronica Chambers’s inspiring collection of profiles—along with Senator Cory Booker’s stirring foreword—will inspire readers of all ages to stand up for what’s right.You may only be one person, but you have the power to change the world.Before they were activists, they were just like you and me. From Frederick Douglass to Malala Yousafzai, Joan of Arc to John Lewis, Susan B. Anthony to Janet Mock—these remarkable figures show us what it means to take a stand and say no to injustice, even when it would be far easier to stay quiet.Resist profiles men and women who resisted tyranny, fought the odds, and stood up to bullies that threatened to harm their communities. Along with their portraits and most memorable quotes, their stories will inspire you to speak out and rise up—every single day.

Resist Details

TitleResist
Author
ReleaseSep 25th, 2018
PublisherHarperCollins
ISBN-139780062796257
Rating
GenreNonfiction, Childrens, Middle Grade, Social Movements, Social Justice, History

Resist Review

  • Kelsey
    January 1, 1970
    I received a digital review copy through Edelweiss+ in exchange for an honest review. This brief, collected biography includes not only common, household names from history, but lesser-known people as well (a few I had not heard of before). While it's always nice to read about the usual important people, it is refreshing to read about other courageous people I probably never would have otherwise. Overall, a decent collection of biographies of tenacious people.Something important I feel is missin I received a digital review copy through Edelweiss+ in exchange for an honest review. This brief, collected biography includes not only common, household names from history, but lesser-known people as well (a few I had not heard of before). While it's always nice to read about the usual important people, it is refreshing to read about other courageous people I probably never would have otherwise. Overall, a decent collection of biographies of tenacious people.Something important I feel is missing are the dates/years the subjects lived, and their locations. This information would have been nice to have at the beginning of the subject's section along with their name. The hashtag #Resist and one date is included with each subject's name, though, which does add a bit of reference. The phrase #ResistLesson at the end of each section was also a little much, partially because hashtags are over-used and partially due to the very overt attempt at edification.
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  • Mr. Cochran
    January 1, 1970
    What I appreciate most about this collection is its balance. It features the profiles of well-known historical figures such as Susan B. Anthony, Mohandas Gandhi, and Martin Luther King, Jr., but also lesser-known figures such as Lozen the Apache Warrior, Chiune Sugihara, and Wangari Maathai. Resisters are fighting against discrimination based on gender, race, ethnicity, and sexual orientation, as well as fighting for the right to be educated, the right to vote, or the right to fair representatio What I appreciate most about this collection is its balance. It features the profiles of well-known historical figures such as Susan B. Anthony, Mohandas Gandhi, and Martin Luther King, Jr., but also lesser-known figures such as Lozen the Apache Warrior, Chiune Sugihara, and Wangari Maathai. Resisters are fighting against discrimination based on gender, race, ethnicity, and sexual orientation, as well as fighting for the right to be educated, the right to vote, or the right to fair representation. It also includes six profiles of individuals, or groups, whose resistance made a great impact on society over the past decade. This book serves as a great primer for young people beginning to explore social activism and is probably best-suited for middle grade readers.
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  • Andréa
    January 1, 1970
    Note: I accessed a digital review copy of this book through Edelweiss.
  • Amileigh Gordon
    January 1, 1970
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